To such people, newspapers may look like dog turds left by feckless pet owners. There was nothing virtual about them.
Rick Salutin is a Canadian novelist, playwright and critic. He is a strong advocate of left wing causes and writes a regular column in the Globe and Mail.
Michael Bryant was named executive director of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association recently.
Genuine political anger is an asset in politics but also a rarity. That may be why it’s an asset: it rings true amidst falseness, writes Rick Salutin.
Israeli novelist Aharon Appelfeld, the Israeli novelist, died last week at 85.
This column's topic, civil servants, may sound boring. But really it's about the surprising, almost entertaining incompetence of the Trudeau government.
Net neutrality has become the banner waved by those trying to save the unique virtues of the internet. Unfortunately, there's more gatekeeping on the internet than just by ISPs.
In the U.S., almost everything ends up in litigation because too many Americans lack faith in social or political forces, such as elections, government, unions, parties, social movements.
The great feat of public schools is being open to everyone; they offer unique opportunities to learn from those unlike us. That gets lost if school populations are desegregated by program.
The alternative to socialism is no longer neoliberalism; it's Trumpian racist populism, which is probably a nonstarter in Ontario.
Sophistication lies in giving yourself fully to the present while knowing it's transient, yet keeping in view, somewhere on the horizon, your larger goals.